Flaws in Popular RDP Clients Allow Malicious Servers to Reverse Hack PCs

Posted on February 15th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

You’ve always been warned not to share remote access to your computer with any untrusted people for many reasons—it’s basic cyber security advice, and common sense, right?But what if I say, you should not even trust anyone who invites or offers you full remote access to their computers?Security researchers at cybersecurity firm Check Point have […]

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620 million records from 16 websites listed for sale on the Dark Web

Posted on February 15th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

by Lisa Vaas The pockets of credential stuffers and spammers have been potentially fattened by another 617 million pilfered accounts, hacked out of 16 websites and now allegedly up for sale on the Dark Web. The Register reports that a seller on the Dream Market – a Dark Web marketplace hidden by the encrypted layers […]

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Google Created Faster Storage Encryption for All Low-End Devices

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Google has launched a new encryption algorithm that has been built specifically to run on mobile phones and smart IoT devices that don’t have the specialized hardware to use current encryption methods to encrypt locally stored data efficiently.Encryption has already become an integral part of our everyday digital activities.However, it has long been known that […]

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Have we doubled the number of women in infosec?

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

If you’ve been watching trends in cybersecurity staffing for the last decade or so, you may be accustomed to panicky headlines about how everything is forever getting worse, and how this will “inevitably” cause some impending cyber-apocalypse. Within a recent (ISC)2 report states that states the worldwide talent shortfall is already nearing 3 million unfilled […]

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Ex-US Intel Officer Charged with Helping Iran Target Her Former Colleagues

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Monica Witt, former Air Force and counterintel agent, has been indicted for conspiracy activities with Iranian government, hackers. A former US Air Force intelligence specialist and counterintelligence agent with the Defense Department has been indicted for conspiring to provide national defense information to four Iranian nationals acting on behalf of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps […]

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RunC Flaw Lets Attackers Escape Linux Containers to Gain Root on Hosts

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

A serious security vulnerability has been discovered in the core runC container code that affects several open-source container management systems, potentially allowing attackers to escape Linux container and obtain unauthorized, root-level access to the host operating system.The vulnerability, identified as CVE-2019-5736, was discovered by open source security researchers Adam Iwaniuk and Borys Popławski and publicly disclosed […]

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Devastating Cyberattack on Email Provider Destroys 18 Years of Data

Posted on February 13th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

All data belonging to US users-including backup copies-have been deleted in catastrophe, VMEmail says. An unknown attacker appears to have deleted 18 years’ worth of customer emails, along with all backup copies of the data, at email provider VFEmail. A note on the firm’s website Tuesday described the attack, first reported by KrebsOnSecurity, as causing […]

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New Unpatched macOS Flaw Lets Apps Spy On Your Safari Browsing History

Posted on February 13th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

A new security vulnerability has been discovered in the latest version of Apple’s macOS Mojave that could allow a malicious application to access data stored in restricted folders which are otherwise not accessible to every app.Discovered by application developer Jeff Johnson on February 8, the vulnerability is unpatched at the time of writing and impacts […]

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How to harden Windows 10 workstations and servers: Disable SMB v1

Posted on February 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Server Message Block (SMB) is a foundational service that has been used for many years. This internet standard protocol enables Windows to share files, printers and serial ports. SMB is used over the internet on top of the TCP/IP protocol. SMB v1 has been in use since Windows 95, and in 2019, it’s still often […]

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Flaws in Popular RDP Clients Allow Malicious Servers to Reverse Hack PCs

Posted on February 6th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

You’ve always been warned not to share remote access to your computer with any untrusted people for many reasons—it’s basic cyber security advice, and common sense, right?But what if I say, you should not even trust anyone who invites or offers you full remote access to their computers?Security researchers at cybersecurity firm Check Point have […]

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